News has emerged that Alistair Overeem will take on Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 in a heavyweight battle for the number one contender spot. The event will take place on December 30th 2011 in Las Vegas and the winner will earn a shot at the heavyweight championship against whoever wins between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez at the UFC on Fox event in November. As many of you will be aware Alistair Overeem was released by Strikeforce recently over a dispute about not being able to compete due to an injury. There was much speculation around why this happened and as time went on it was revealed that there were also issues between Overeems management Golden Glory and Zuffa. These issues seem to have been resolved and Overeem has now signed with the UFC. This has opened the doors for the match up against Brock Lesnar to take place which is a match I have been silently hoping to see for a while. Both of these men are big and strong but I suspect that Lesnar may look to take it to the ground. Overeem is very strong in his stand up and may look to draw Lesnar into a fist fight. To be honest anything could happen. Brock has been out for a while due to a battle against diverticulitis which led to rumours about his retirement from the sport, but with the announcement of this match I guess he is on a strong road to recovery. This is sure to be an exciting heavyweight match and I am really looking forward to it!